Kahawai Comp 2020

Well it was a tough day of fishing with only 5 fish weighed.
The swell and floating weed caused problems for many competitors.
Well done to Thomas Wilson for winning the $2000 value top prize with a fish of 1.820kg
Many thanks to all of the sponsors, members and competitors who make this event possible.

Position Weight (Kg) Position Weight (Kg)
1st 1.820 11th  
2nd 1.530 12th  
3rd 1.405 13th  
4th 0.780 14th  
5th 0.600 15th  

A few things to remember:
You require one ticket per rod or handline. ( If you fish with two rods you need two tickets.)
No lines in the water before 7am. Marshal points will have red flags that will go up at 7am to signal fishing starts.
If you catch a weighable kahawai (30cm+) wave down one of the Marshals on quad bikes and he will tag your fish with your name, ticket number and time of capture. He will then take your fish to the HQ for official weigh in.
Stop fishing at 2pm, if you are parked in the reserve area please pack up and move your vehicle ASAP to avoid being locked in.

Instructions for Beach Marshals

    • Once you know where your Beach Marshal spot is, familiarize yourself with the area before the contest. Please try to get to your position as early as you can to claim your position. The bike riders will deliver the tags and flags etc to you before the start.
    • Warn any person fishing prior to 7.00am, that they will be disqualified if they don’t remove their line from the water, after 1st checking that they are in the contest (remember that this is a public beach).
    • Do not tag fish after 2.00pm, they will not be weighed.
    • Marshall’s can fish, but must pay the entry fee of $20.00 per rod. Get your tickets from a participating store prior to the contest, rather than buy one at the tent – saves time.
    • When a kahawai is presented to you, firstly determine that it is freshly caught and not one from the competitors freezer. Then you will need to measure the Kahawai, it needs to be a minimum of 30cm long before it can be tag. If someone catches any other species, they are theirs, don’t waste time sending them in with the bikes.
    • On the tag, write the following: Your position number only (circled), the competitor’s ticket number (found on entry form they bring to you). The competitor’s full name (not initails), the exact time it was tagged and the competitor’s phone number. Attach the tag through the mouth and gills of fish so it cannot fall off. Do not put tags on the tail! Cover with a wet sack or put in a chilli-bin and deliver to a bike rider.
    • Do not flag down riders unless you have a fish to deliver, this hinders quick delivery to the weigh master.
    • Do not tag anything other than Kahawai.
    • Bike riders and headquarters staff are asked to wear club shirt if you have one, for identification purposes. Act courteously at all times, whatever the provocation.
    • After the contest, return all flags, tags, etc to the headquarters. You may offer to help with selling raffle tickets, packing up and cleaning to HQ site etc.

TIP: You can still get sunburnt on the beach at any time the year, you really need more than a good hat. Beach umbrellas or big tarpaulins are highly recommended.


Beach position number/ Name of club members

Northern boundary

1 Hamish Nichol

2 Matty Tabernacle

3 Jamie Wire

4 Sue Lawson and Denise Yukich

5 Peter Kilkelly

6 John Purser

7 Estella Carmichael and Tim McKenzie

8 Duncan Torwick

9 Turei Rarere

10 Craig Dear

11 Jim Yeoman

12 Craig Dear

13 Dion Jeffars

14 Ivan Cross

15 Tareq Assa’d

16 Kevin O’Conner

17 Gary & Sue Kemsley

18 Jimmy Beazley

19 Rex Manley

20 Steven Gorst

21George Fotu

22 Kane Wriggesworth

23 Gavin Brunskill

24 Nick Powis

25 Matty Climo

26 James Benge Southern Boundary

If your name is not on the list for beach marshals you may still be needed on the day as someone may pull out at the last minute. You all need to buy your tickets before the day if you wish to be in the contest. Your position is indicated on the maps to follow, these maps are a guide only and it is our intention to get a marshal every 200 metres apart so if you see that you are too close together then see if it is possible to move a part. For those who are marshalling north of the shingle works you may need to get there very early as this will be a popular spot. The flags, pens, tags and rules will be delivered to you by the quad bike riders If you have any questions just ask Mark Ives 0278449180

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